The fall leaves’ color has peaked here in Wisconsin. Our puppy has decided that they are a threat and gives a warning bark whenever the wind blows them around. It would be annoying if she wasn’t so cute. Today I thought I would show some pictures of quilts which reminded me of fall. Orange dye was readily available in the 19th century–chrome orange (a.k.a. cheddar) is a very rich saturated color. Here are some quilts which showcase cheddar:
In the 20th century aniline dies made a softer more pastel orange possible and moved the orange more towards a red-orange, as these quilts from the Quilt Index and online auctions demonstrate:
I can’t leave out some stunning quilts which were probably made from kits:
Do you have any orange quilts?